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Military Open House at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Tuesday, Sep 30
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Wednesday, Oct 1
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Open House in Hagerstown, MD

Thursday, Oct 2
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Open House at Quantico

Monday, Oct 6
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Achievements and Awards

UMUC has repeatedly been recognized for our innovative educational programs, cutting-edge instruction, and commitment to excellence. 

Below is a sampling of recent awards the university, our programs, and our professors have received.

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
Special Designations | Faculty Awards

2014

Best Buy
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management
Bachelor of Science in Finance
Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
GetEducated.com

Best Online Bachelor’s in Marketing Degree Program
Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
TheBestSchools.org

Most Affordable Online Social Science Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
Social Science Careers

Top Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Management, Criminal Justice Management specialization
GraduatePrograms.com

Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Guide to Military Friendly Schools

2013

Outstanding Online Program
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Sloan Consortium

Program Development Award
Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Security
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

Top 10 Best for Vets College
Military Times Edge

2012

Distance Program of the Year
Awarded to UMUC and Anne Arundel Community College for the Bridge to Success program Maryland Distance Learning Association

Sponsorship Award
Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education

2011

2nd Most Popular College or University Among Active-Duty Servicemembers
Military Times Edge

Best Buy
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Distance Education and E-Learning
Master of Education in Instructional Technology
GetEducated.com

Best Distance Learning Program
Doctor of Management program
Maryland Distance Learning Association

Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming, Silver (Online Technology, Higher Education)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
United States Distance Learning Association

Institution Award
Council of College and Military Educators

2010

Outstanding eLearning Program
Awarded to UMUC's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for its course development, innovation, student services, faculty development, use of tools and software for teaching and learning at a distance, and more.
Instructional Technology Council

Outstanding Technical Support and Service
Instructional Technology Council

2009

2nd Most Popular College or University Among Active-Duty Servicemembers
Military Times Edge

Best in Category, Faculty Development Network
UMUC faculty e-zine
IMS Global Learning Consortium

Best in Category, Online Laboratory
UMUC's online hands-on labs in information assurance
IMS Global Learning Consortium

Bronze Learning Impact Award
IMS Global Learning Consortium

Course of the Year
UMUC's CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I course
Maryland Distance Learning Association

Distance Program of the Year
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Maryland Distance Learning Association

Partnership Award (Institutional)
Master of Distance Education
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities
Military Advanced Education

2008

Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities
Military Advanced Education

Special Designations

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

Professional Science Master's
The following programs are recognized as Professional Science Master's by the Council of Graduate Schools:

Faculty Awards

2013

Applied Research Award
Awarded to Liliana Meneses, EdD, and Ben White, EdD, for Impact of Direct Instruction on Student Perception of Teaching Presence in Online Learning
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

2012

Applied Research Award
Awarded to Les Pang, PhD, and Stella Porto, DSc, for Best Practices in Cloud Computing for Collaboration in Online Education
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

Applied Research—Dissemination of Applied Research Award
Awarded to Theo Stone, PhD, for Engaging Graduate Students to Publish Action Research in Educational Technology
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

Outstanding Continuing Education Student Award
Awarded to Michael Dayton, MS in Biotechnology
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

Outstanding Faculty Service Award
Awarded to Claudine SchWeber, PhD
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

Partnership Award (Institutional)
Awarded to Barbara Schwartz-Bechet, EdD, for collaboration with a Dutch University to create a global community of practice
University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Mid-Atlantic Region

Program Development Award (Credit)
Awarded to Alan Carswell, PhD; Clay Wilson, PhD; and Patrick Fitzgibbons, PhD, for the MS in Cybersecurity and MS in Cybersecurity Policy
University Professional and Continuing Education Association Mid-Atlantic Region

2011

Best Practices Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching, Platinum (Online Technology, Higher Education)
Awarded to Les Pang, PhD
United States Distance Learning Association

Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning (Online Technology, Higher Education)
Awarded to Irena Bojanova, PhD
United States Distance Learning Association

Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning (Online Technology, Higher Education)
Awarded to Stella Porto, DSc
United States Distance Learning Association

2009

Distance Administrator of the Year
Awarded to Loyce Pailen, PhD
Maryland Distance Learning Association

2008

Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
Awarded to Jim Chen, PhD
University System of Maryland

Lasting Achievement Award
Awarded to Betty Jo Mayeske, PhD
National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education

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